Newtown, PA (PRWEB) August 31, 2014
Nothing speaks louder than a prestigious award, given as a result of 30+ years of hard work teaching young dancers. The best part is that Ms. Deb’s nomination was a complete surprise, initiated by her loving daughter who’s also a dance teacher at the school. With dedication, lots of encouragement, and dancers that love her back, Debra Sparks is passionate about these dancers’ dreams, and she really does make them come true.
Below is an e-mail that Ms. Debra received from Discount Dance Supply.
“I hope this morning finds you well. You may or may not know that your students and parents have nominated you for the 2014 Dance Teacher of the Year Award presented by Discount Dance Supply. The recipient was chosen by a selective anonymous committee…your student’s amazing poise and deep affection for you warmed the committee’s hearts…
It is clear that you are fostering a passion for dance and a lifetime of poise, elegance and professionalism in every student that comes through your doors. We are so grateful for the positive impact you are making on the future generation of dancers. Thank you so much for all that you do every day.”
Thank you to Discount Dance Supply for awarding Ms. Debra with this incredible honor.
“We owe it all to Ms. Deb,” the DSDW students regularly proclaim. The year begins with careful placement of students into the wide variety of dance classes offered by the school. The year ends with a heartfelt moment during Ballet Meets Broadway (the dance school’s annual recital) whereby the seniors pay an—understandably emotional—tribute to Ms. Deb for her endless devotion and continued support.
DSDW is a unique environment, one that focuses on professionalism and respect. Ms. Deb marries her decades of experience as a dancer, teacher, choreographer, mother, and entrepreneur with her genuine interest in the students’ individual dance goals to yield a nurturing and progressive environment.
Always thinking out of the box, Ms. Deb brings an exciting atmosphere to the dance school. From guest appearances from well-known Master Class teachers to dance FUNdraisers (yes, they’re FUN!), this school has so many positive outlets for the dancers to focus upon. It’s so much more than just a place to learn great technique!
Register Today for the Fall—Classes Filling Quickly!
About the Studio
When it comes to the best Bucks County dance studio instruction, there’s no better mentor than Ms. Debra Sparks. She raises the “barre” with her high standards and nurturing approach to produce the finest of dancers.
Throughout the year, Debra Sparks Dance Works hosts a variety of events, including Master classes with guest choreographers from New York, Philadelphia, and Los Angeles. Check out the DSDW dance school video!
Debra Sparks Dance Works offers year-round dance classes, focusing on classical ballet as the primary foundation of training. Classes offered for students of all ages, including dance classes for toddlers (age 2+) to adult:
Dance Classes for Toddlers
Jump & Turn
For more information about Debra Sparks, the DSDW studio, Master classes, Newtown, Bucks County dance classes, the area’s best ballet and dance training, dance classes for toddlers, or for answers to general questions, please call the studio at (215) 579-5678.
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Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) August 19, 2014
Internet music radio and track play listening is on a 14.8% growth trajectory, surpassing 36 billion hours in 2014, delivered against promising programmer monetization efforts expected to achieve $ 1.9 billion in revenue, a 33.3% gain, according to a sector analytics report produced.
The report, Internet Music Radio Programmers 2014 – 2017: Music Plays and Monetization Mainstays, analyzes ad supported and subscription listening hours (desktop and mobile, with complete 2013 and 2014 YTD monthly hours by programmer), subscriber totals (domestically and internationally), inventory by avail format, sellout rates, CPMs, media spend, strategic adtech partnerships, rep firm relationships and the extent to which programmatic systems have integrated with sector entrants.
Internet Music Radio annual revenue growth by U.S. based programmers (and international services conducting operations in North America) is forecast to exceed listening hour expansion in 2014, as the sector manages operational expenses (i.e. royalty fees and marketing costs) while building out sophisticated sales organizations tasked with achieving greater inventory sellout.
Moreover, Internet Music Radio programmers are stepping up channel outreach efforts aimed at brands and agencies to showcase the medium’s ability to deliver targeted national and local broadcast buying scale, particularly against the in-stream audio format.
Internet Music Radio listening hours are forecast to increase at double-digit rates through 2017, framing a 13-year CAGR (2004 – 2017) of 28.8%. Ad supported Internet Music Radio listening currently makes up 71.6% of total hours, a share percentage expected to increase through 2017.
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Ad-supported hours are on course to capture 54.2% of total sector revenue, and subscription 45.8% in 2014.
Ad spend is projected to book 61.1% of revenue by 2017 (64.4% audio, 25.8% video and 9.8% display), reflecting programmer commitment to in-stream audio and interstitial video.
Interactive direct response audio executions packaged with audience profiling data are also expected to support higher in-stream CPMs.
For 2015 – 2016, we expect revenue gains to outpace listening growth, as programmers and rep firms train their sales sights on terrestrial broadcast budgets, led by Pandora Media.
Table of Contents
Market Trends and Indicators
Market Maturity and Monetization: Rise of the Audio Avail and Buying At Scale
Internet Music Radio and Track Play Programmer Revenue Shows Run-Rate Expansion At 33% In 2014; Expected 27.4% Rise In 2015
Terminology and Definitions
Internet Music Radio and Track Play Audiences At Scale: Programmers Deliver Listeners Across Multiple Devices and Dayparts
State of the Sector Performance Fundamentals 2014 – 2017
Market Trends, Operations and Sector Monetization Capability indicators 2014
Market Maturity and Monetization: Rise of the Audio Avail, Evangelizing Brands and Pitching A Broadcast Buy At Scale
Internet Music Radio and Track/Curated Station Play Listening Hours Forecast At 37.9 Billion Hours In 2014; 44.5 Billion In 2015
Internet Music Radio and Songplay Listening Hours: 2004 – 2017
Performance At the Margins: Managing Desktop / Mobile Listening Hours Against Revenue
Inventory Expansion and Sellout Rates: Ad Supported Hours To Grow By 9.1% In 2014; Subscription By 32%
Ad Supported Listening Hours: 2005 – 2017
Ad Supported Hours Forecast At 2.248 Billion Per Month In 2014; 2.738 Billion In ‘15
Subscription Hour Growth To Outpace Ad Supported Listening In 2014
Internet Music Radio, Track Play and On-Demand Services: 2013 Complete Listening Hour Database By Month
Internet Music Radio, Track Play and On-Demand Services: 2014 Ytd Complete Listening Hour Database By Month
Internet Music Radio, Curated Station and Track Play Programmer Revenue Shows Run-Rate Expansion At 33% In 2014; Expected 27.4% Rise In 2015
Internet Music Radio/Curated Station and Song Play Revenue Analysis: Ad / Subscription 2005 – 2017
Revenue Per 1,000 Hours of Listening Improves To $ 51 In 2014, Including Subscription Services
Ad Supported and Subscription-Based Internet Music Radio and Track Play Revenue: 2005 – 2017
Internet Music Programmer Rights Payments Estimated At $ 792 Million In 2013
Internet Music Programmer Royalty Payments Estimated At $ 953 Million In 2014
Digital Music Radio/Track Play Royalty Payment Analysis: 2014
Internet Music Radio and Track Play Programmer Subs Forecast To Increase By 20.4% In 2014; 18% In 2015
Internet Music Radio/Curated Station and Song Play Subscription Revenue: 2003 – 2017
Subscription Internet Music Radio Programmer/Song Play Revenue Analysis: 2003 – 2014
Double-Digit Growth Rates For Ad-Supported Internet Music Programmers Through 2017
In-Stream Audio On Course To Generate 61.4% of Total Media Billings In 2014
Internet Music Radio/Curated Station/Track and Song Play Ad Spend By Format: 2003 – 2017
Audio Inventory Sellout Forecfast At 62.5% In 2014; Programmatic Systems Not Yet A Factort In Media Clearing
Internet Music Business / Executive Forum:Sector Q & A’s
Abacast (A Wideorbit Company)
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Memphis, Tennessee (PRWEB) August 10, 2014
Pop Americana artist Eric Sommer announces mid-summer schedule and it looks like it covers all the bases.
This tour launches in Kansas City on August 9 and swings East through Indianapolis, Columbus, Pittsburgh, then sets up an East Coast run at Rosendale Cafe on August 12. The Rosendale Cafe is a unique showcase, and Sommer has played there a handful of times – a perfect setting for this new crop of songs, stories and out-loud musings.
2014 Summer tour dates include a delicious array of small, medium cap rooms where the audience is usually right in front of the stage and intimate, close-up settings are the norm. While some artists get spooked being this close to the audience, Mr. Sommer is right in his element and raucous stage banter is something he enjoys.
Audiences are excited to have such close access to an artist of Mr. Sommers’ stature and a player of his calibre, and conversations from the stage can cover guitars, amps, style, influences and his uniqe merch table. The merch table in question is made of cardboard, a large 1930′s suitcase, Home Depot yardsticks and pegboard, velvet, wood glue, a few lava lamps and is decorated with gas cards, motel keys, bottle caps and various other pieces of road flotsam and jetsom. In many ways, this assemblage of odd road debris is a fitting metaphor for this elusive performer, his struggle to “make a difference” and, in the process, becoming a consummate writer, artist and guitar hero. Or as James Tarpley of The Arkansas Times writes, “Eric Sommer – Acoustic Guitar Super Hero!”
Such trappings are cool, very unique and creative, but they can’t seem to compete with this Americana players’ guitar work – alternating between drop-dead sloppy, breathtakingly clear, and then suddenly crisp and deadly accurate. Eric Sommer is earning a spot as one of the top players on the road today, and his slide and open-tuning gymnastics are breathtaking and exciting. His style is a 4-way intersection mash-up of Steve Howe, David Bromberg, Pat Martino and Billy Gibbons… and then some!
John and Peter’s in New Hope, PA is the perfect setting for the kind of experience Mr. Sommer serves up in buckets – a small, intimate setting in a historical venue with more cache than meets the eye. The setting that launched Nora Jones, Mary Chapin Carpenter and so many others will be packed to the rafters for this show and rightly so.
This tour presents Eric Sommer in an intimate setting and is well worth the effort. Tour dates are:
8/9 Czar Bar • KANSAS CITY, MO
8/12 Rosendale Cafe • ROSENDALE, NY
8/13 Parkside Lounge • NYC
8/14 Root Note/Cafeteria • NEW PALTZ, NY
8/15 John & Peters • NEW HOPE, PA
8/16 Avenue 209 • LOCH HAVEN, PA
8/17 Mocha Maya’s • SHELBURNE FALLS, MA
8/18 Radio bean • BURLINGTON, VT
8/19 Grassly Theatre • Saratoga Springs
8/21 Club Cafe • PITTSBURGH, PA
8/22 Kafe Kerouac • COLUMBUS, OH
8/23 Scarlet and Grey • COLUMBUS, OH
8/26 Millers • CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA
8/28 Southern rail • CARRBORO, NC
8/30 Ohiolina Festival • MT. VERNON, OH
Following the release of new disc “The Word For World is Forest” scheduled for November drop, PeaPatch Island Entertainment will be releasing details of the March/April Tour being planned for Ireland, Stockholm and UK, France and Germany.
With open tunings, slide guitar, lap-slap tone guitar and a remarkably aggressive fingering style approach, watching Eric Sommer will make you jump out of your seat and holler for joy! There are very few players who have maintained this authentic American style of guitar, and Eric Sommer is one of the very best.
For music samples, please visit Eric Sommer online for additional schedules or contact him at eric(at)ericsommer(dot)com or call 202-255-1995. Additionally, you can find Eric Sommer on Facebook, too. RAINY DAY KARMA is also available on iTunes and CDBaby.
Pea Patch Island Entertainment in Hilton Head, NC, and Marianne Stauffer in Houston, Texas represent Eric Sommer. PR programs are managed thru MTG/NY. For more information, promo/appearance requests or to set up an interview, please contact Gary Curry, PeaPatch Island, 609-202-5021.
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Watertown, MA (PRWEB) June 13, 2014
Holosonics‘ Audio Spotlight speakers sound like the stuff of science fiction: they produce a narrow beam of sound with the same precision as a flashlight. At any point inside the beam sound is clear and present, literally surrounding the listener’s head, while just a single step or two outside the narrow coverage area sonic bleed is nearly inaudible. Harnessing the miniature wavelengths of an ultrasonic carrier, and relying on entirely different physics than traditional loudspeakers, Holosonics’ Audio Spotlight system is literally capable of providing sound where you want it, and preserving the quiet where you don’t.™
The Audio Spotlight technology was a perfect fit for the spirit of The Smithsonian’s Future Is Here Festival, an annual celebration and exploration of science, technology, culture and the arts gathered around the exciting, elastic theme of future technology. Focused on motivating young people in science, guest speakers Deborah Berebichez of Science Channel’s Outrageous Acts of Science and Kari Byron of Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters used the Audio Spotlight speaker to pan the audience, giving those in attendance a truly unique listening experience.
As Berebichez explains, “We discussed the physics of sound and demonstrated the futuristic effect of Holosonics’ Audio Spotlight speaker by beaming the popular Pharrell Williams song ‘Happy’ to the audience. Having never experienced anything similar before, people laughed and applauded as the beam of music passed by their heads, and the excitement could be felt in the room.”
To help relate the benefits of Holosonics’ directional speakers, Byron and Berebichez referenced Hollywood’s science fiction blockbuster ‘Minority Report,’ which included scenes where actor Tom Cruise was singularly targeted on a public sidewalk with personalized retail advertising announcements. The futuristic concept was based directly on Holosonics’ Audio Spotlight technology, and adding controlled sound to digital signage or in-store product displays are already two of the more popular applications for their directional speakers.
Kari and Debbie discussed other practical applications where controlled sound is of particular benefit, such as museums, galleries, and trade show exhibits, kiosks, waiting rooms, offices, and healthcare facilities, and even assisted listening for the hard of hearing. As the technology continues to mature and evolve, they expect Holosonics’ speakers could one day be found in every household, allowing families to split-screen TV’s and listen to different programming from opposite sides of the same couch, or to help a slumbering partner sleep more comfortably in peace while their spouse watches TV beside them in bed.
Kari shares, “The Holosonic speaker is a perfect example of how today’s innovations can impact our daily lives for years to come. It was great to demonstrate the power of the Audio Spotlight technology to a science-minded audience.”
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